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Enable, educate, and equip IT business leaders of tomorrow.

Campuses worldwide enable and educate the IT business leaders of tomorrow. Through the Micro Focus COBOL Academic Program, students will receive the skills, knowledge, and experience required to meet the challenging demands of today's IT workforce and the needs of their prospective employer.

The Micro Focus COBOL Academic Program provides a toolkit for educators, ensuring you have everything you need to teach an industry relevant IT course that empowers your students with highly employable skills that address IT challenges faced by today's companies.

COBOL has been an essential language of successful business applications for over 50 years. And with over 240 billion lines of code in active use along with a retiring COBOL workforce, these events create an amazing opportunity for the skilled IT professional. Micro Focus invests in this COBOL Academic Program and technology with a firm belief in its continual relevance, reliability, and future use.

The Micro Focus COBOL Academic Program supports the educator through a wide set of courseware and software benefits—each aimed at supporting academic institutions to enable, educate, and equip the IT business leaders of tomorrow.

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Learn more about the Micro Focus COBOL Academic Program by signing up.

Why join?

Free university access to educational courseware

Free university access to state-of-the-art software for educational use

Free educator access to online web support through our community forums, blogs, and support network

Free educator access to online software documentation and product manuals

Free educator access to Micro Focus web-based training courses for program products

Free educator and student access to the new Micro Focus book—Visual COBOL: A developer's guide to modern COBOL

An opportunity for joint technology research engagements with Micro Focus

Community engagement through the Micro Focus Academic Alliance

University and educator use of the Micro Focus Academic Partner logo for marketing and promotional work

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Learn more about the Micro Focus COBOL Academic Program.